Lessons and BHS Courses :: Bishop Burton College

Lessons and BHS Courses

Public Riding Lessons

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As a Centre of Vocational Excellence and as a BHS Approved Riding School and Exam Centre we are delighted to be able to offer riding lessons to the general public. We aim to provide the highest quality tuition in a safe and enjoyable environment.

All new clients will need to book a half hour assessment lesson (£30) before joining any groups. We also need you to allow 15 minutes prior to your lesson time to go through a client detail form, when we can discuss your requirements in more depth.


  • Group Lesson for adults: 1 hour = £25 (No more than eight in a group or less than three riders)
  • Private Lesson one-to-one half hour = £30
  • Private Lesson one-to-one 45 mins = £45

Our current weight limit is 13 stone.

Want to give a gift with a difference? Why not give a riding lesson? Vouchers can be purchased from the Equine Centre for single lessons or blocks of lessons - guaranteed to put a smile on the face of any horse lover.

Please e-mail us at equine@bishopburton.ac.uk for more details.

Basic First Aid for Horses

The Basic First Aid for Horses is an ideal short course for those studying towards stable management qualifications and for horse owners.

You will learn how to assess a horse's state of health, what each item of the horses First Aid Kit is used for, when you should call the vet and what to do in an emergency/whilst waiting for a vet.

British Horse Society Training Courses

British Horse Society exams are held throughout the year at Bishop Burton College. We offer training courses for people wishing to take these exams or for those just wishing to improve their riding and stable management skills. Exams need to be booked through the British Horse Society directly.

Please e-mail us at equine@bishopburton.ac.uk for more details.

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Take Back the Reins (TBTR)

Take Back the Reins (TBTR) offers specially tailored lessons delivered by a number of carefully chosen riding schools up and down the country. It is part of the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF) London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Hoof Legacy Project that aims to open doors and make riding as accessible as possible.

Bishop Burton Equine Centre near Beverley is one of the select groups of riding establishments aligned to the BEF to deliver this unique programme.

Bishop Burton is situated at the heart of a 362 hectare working farm, the Equestrian Centre is a BHS Approved Riding School and Examination Centre. The centre is open to the public for Take Back the Reins riding lessons.